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Monkshouse Primary School

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Mrs Turner & Mrs Wickham Year 2 - Kingfishers

Welcome to Kingfisher Class


Our class teachers are Mrs Turner and Mrs Wickham. Our class class teaching assistant is Mrs Rowe. Mrs Young and Mrs Fisher also work with us.

Term 1 – Raise The Drawbridge

See the castle ahead? Get ready to invade its mighty walls! Shoot a projectile with an archer’s aim! Head across the drawbridge, over the moat and up to the top of the tower… Then meet the lord and lady in the Great Hall of the keep! And finally…meet knights and unconventional princesses who rescue princes and fight dragons! Maps and photographs will help us learn about our local area and also show us where we could still find a castle in our home county of Lincolnshire. This topic will develop the children’s understanding of castles through the ages, different features of medieval castles and the people who lived and worked in the castles. Would you have wanted to be a gong farmer?

English – We’ll learn the stories of The Egg, The Paper Bag Princess and The Boy Who Grew Dragons. We will write poetry about dragons, recounts of our visit to Lincoln Castle and write alternative endings to well-known stories.

Maths – Children will start the term by reading, writing and ordering numbers and partitioning 2 digit numbers. They will be developing their addition and subtraction skills and understanding the difference between the 2 operations, as well as learning about inverse operations. The children will be practising their times tables, counting in 2s, 5s and 10s.

Term 1 - Week 4

This week Year 2 made a really eggs-citing discovery in the nature area under some trees! Mr Prichard (the school caretaker) found a mysterious object and knew that Year 2 would be just the children to solve the mystery. On closer inspection, the children identified the object as a giant, golden egg, which some thought could possibly even be a dragons egg. After further discussion, the children decided it may have even been laid by Lucy the Dragon who we had seen two weeks earlier at Lincoln Castle. Year 2 made sure that the police were called to investigate, and on Friday we heard back from them. The eggs-pert it had been taken to explained that it was a very rare egg that belonged to a friendly species of dragon known as a red-back dragon who is usually only found in the mountains of China. It is now being taken back to its mother so it is loved and cared for by its family. What an eggs-citing adventure we had!

Term 1 Week 2

We had a great day at Lincoln Castle. The photos really say it all!

Term 1 - Week 2

This week in remembrance of Queen Elizabeth II we created portraits of the Queen using a dotting technique (known as pointillism). We also used the poetry skills we have been learning to write a 'Who am I?' poem about the Queen. Did you know that Queen Elizabeth had a corgi called Susan?

Term 1 Week 1

We had great fun making motte and bailey castles out of clay.

We made sure our motte (hill) was quite steep and a keep was on top of the motte. We then made a fence all the way round the bailey to protect the people inside.